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Holman Bible Dictionary

Natives

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Term used by several modern translations (NAS, REB, NRSV) to designate the inhabitants of Malta (Acts 28:2 ). Barbarous people (KJV) reflects the Greek barbaroi which designates the islanders as non-Greek speaking. NIV reads, —”islanders.”

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Natives'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/n/natives.html. 1991.

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